This Deptford Italian restaurant, aims to transport the authentic, traditional flavours of south-east Italy to the heart of south-east London. Its name comes from the Italian toast, roughly translated as ‘cheers!’.
The menu includes a charcuterie sharing platter while mains are unfussy – think pasta served with minced beef, vegetables or organic goat’s cheese. It’s the pizzas that take centre stage, though – they’re proofed for 24 hours, freshly prepared with organic flour and extra virgin olive oil, and served with a choice of 14 topping options. The classic margherita comes with fresh basil, and the piccante with spicy salami, mozzarella, tomato sauce and oregano.
Alla Salute’s dishes are inspired by Puglia, the new destination for knowledgeable foodies, land of choice for anyone who recognises the great value of the Mediterranean Diet. In fact, it has been acknowledged that living the olive oil life can help lose weight, improve heart’s health and reverse diabetes.
Cuisine is based on the 3 pillars of the Mediterranean Diet: seasonality, local produce and traditional preparations, so all Salentina’s scrumptious dishes are made from scratch with great care and passion: breads, fresh pasta, vegetarian or omnivorous mains, desserts and more.
More than any other region, Apulia, Italy’s “heel”, has seen a shift away from producing a great volume of unremarkable wine, towards smaller quantities of concentrated wines of great character. At Alla Salute you can taste some wines you will not forget.